Posted: 4/25/2012 8:18:59 PM
It's one of three things:
1. He got paid, and no doesn't care as much. This would make sense as his Ks are up. It's not like a good eye just goes away. But, he does strike me as the kind of player who wants to be the best; so this may be unlikely
2. He doesn't know the AL pitchers as well as the NL pitchers. I don't buy this. A good hitter is a good hitter.
3. Nothing is wrong. And he's just off to an early slump. Most likely this is the reason.